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UN Security Council Approves No-Fly Zone Over Libya

UN Security Council Approves No-Fly Zone Over Libya | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The United Nations Security Council has approved a no-fly zone over Libya to protect civilians and rebels from Libyan government airstrikes
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Libya Shifts Momentum Of Arab World Protests

Libya Shifts Momentum Of Arab World Protests | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Many watchers thought Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi would topple fairly quickly under pressure from demonstrators, as did his counterparts in Egypt and Tunisia. But he has held on, which may be having an effect on popular uprisings in other countries across the region.»
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Libya crisis: Military action against Gaddafi 'within hours' of UN vote

Libya crisis: Military action against Gaddafi 'within hours' of UN vote | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Security council resolution calls for states to protect Libyan civilians, with Britain, France and US confident bill will pass
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Libyan rebels struggle to hold off Gadhafi

Libyan rebels struggle to hold off Gadhafi | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
TOBRUK, Libya (AP) — Libya's opposition battled to keep Moammar Gadhafi's forces at the gateway to rebel-held territory on Thursday, hoping for help from the U.N. Security Council before his tanks and troops break through the city of Ajdabiya.
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What Can Arab Leaders Do About Libya?

What Can Arab Leaders Do About Libya? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
They may want to oust Muammar el-Qaddafi, but do they really want American or NATO military intervention?
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Libya: Both sides claim upper hand

Libya: Both sides claim upper hand | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The violent unrest in Libya is claiming more victims as the international community argues about possible action. Opposition fighters claim they have repelled an attack by Colonel Gaddafi's forces on the western city of Misrata.
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Red Cross pulls out of Benghazi

Red Cross pulls out of Benghazi | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The International Committee of the Red Cross has withdrawn from the rebel-held city of Benghazi, in eastern Libya. The organisation said it feared an attack by forces loyal to the country's leader Col Muammar Gaddafi may be imminent.
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Why Gaddafi Has Survived Libya's Rebellion

Why Gaddafi Has Survived Libya's Rebellion | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Rebel leaders and Western powers overestimated the strength of an armed rebellion, and underestimated the tribal loyalties upon which the dictator could call
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Libya: Gaddafi confident of 'finishing the job' in 48 hours

Libya: Gaddafi confident of 'finishing the job' in 48 hours | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The Gaddafi regime on Wednesday taunted the West over its failure to impose a no-fly zone over Libya and said it would "finish the job" of defeating the insurrection against its rule by Friday.
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Qaddafi Forces Attack Rebel Stronghold in West

Qaddafi Forces Attack Rebel Stronghold in West | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi of Libya launched attacks on Wednesday on the city of Misurata.
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Opposition: Gadhafi 'bombing his way into' rebel-held city

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces shelled the rebel-held city of Misrata Wednesday, killing civilians and creating havoc, an opposition leader told CNN.
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Security Council Uncertain About Intervening in Libya

Security Council Uncertain About Intervening in Libya | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The United Nations Security Council remained divided on Tuesday over a resolution that calls for a no-flight zone over Libya and authorizes the use of force to halt the bombing of civilians.
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Qaddafi Forces Near Benghazi as Rebel Says World ‘Failed Us’

Qaddafi Forces Near Benghazi as Rebel Says World ‘Failed Us’ | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Muammar Qaddafi set his sights on Benghazi as his forces moved into the gateway city of Ajdabiya, 100 miles (161 kilometers) from the rebel capital, and prospects faded for a NATO-led no-fly zone to stop their advance.
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Egypt Said to Arm Libya Rebels

Egypt's military has begun shipping arms over the border to Libyan rebels with Washington's knowledge, U.S. and Libyan rebel officials said. The shipments—mostly small arms such as assault rifles and ammunition—appear to be the first confirmed case of an outside government arming the rebel fighters. Those fighters have been losing ground for days in the face of a steady westward advance by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
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Libyans going to court to stop tanker's departure

A group of anti-Gaddafi Libyans resident in Malta are going to court this evening in an attempt to stop the departure from Malta of a tanker which they say is heading for Libya. Earlier today they protested outside Malta Freeport and the OilTanking facility, claiming that arrangements had been made for a Turkish owned, Maltese flagged, tanker Mubariz Ibrahimov to carry a consignment of fuel to Libya.
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Egypt says won't intervene militarily in Libya

(Reuters) - Egypt said on Thursday it would not be involved in any military intervention in its neighbour Libya after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said discussions were under way about possible Arab involvement.
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Rebels battle to hold key city under Gadhafi siege

Rebels battle to hold key city under Gadhafi siege | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Libyan rebels battled to hold a strategic eastern city against a punishing offensive by forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi, voicing anger and frustration at the West for not coming to their aid.
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Libya's Neighbors Have the Air Power to Impose No-Fly Zone Themselves

Libya's Neighbors Have the Air Power to Impose No-Fly Zone Themselves | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Arabs and Europeans are calling for a no-fly zone over Libya. But why should America do the job when those neighbors have ample air power and the responsibility to do it themselves? By Leslie H. Gelb
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Specter of Rebel Rout Helps Shift U.S. Policy on Libya

Specter of Rebel Rout Helps Shift U.S. Policy on Libya | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The prospect of a deadly siege has led the White House to push the United Nations to authorize strikes.
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Libya Is a Problem from Hell

Libya Is a Problem from Hell | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
As Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi's forces advance toward Benghazi, Barack Obama's administration continues to dither in its response to Libya's crisis. Although the U.S. president insists that all options are on the table, his administration has failed to outline a plan that could conceivably help the Libyan rebels oust Qaddafi and end the bloodshed.
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Libyan army sets ultimatum to clear Benghazi

Libyan army sets ultimatum to clear Benghazi | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The Libyan army issued an ultimatum on Wednesday to residents of the opposition capital Benghazi, warning them to leave rebel-held locations and weapons storage areas by 2200 GMT, Libyan
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Libyan Forces Pound Rebel Areas, UN Security Council Meets

Libyan Forces Pound Rebel Areas, UN Security Council Meets | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Witnesses say shelling of the opposition-controlled western city of Misrata killed at least five people
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Sarkozy election campaign was funded by Libya, claims Gaddafi's son

Sarkozy election campaign was funded by Libya, claims Gaddafi's son | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Saif al-Islam threatens to publish details of bank transfers to punish Sarkozy for backing Libyan rebels
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Qaddafi Forces Attack Rebel Stronghold in West

Qaddafi Forces Attack Rebel Stronghold in West | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi of Libya launched attacks on Wednesday on the city of Misurata.
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Gaddafi tells West to stay out of Libya

Gaddafi tells West to stay out of Libya | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Leader dismisses rebels as "rats" and urges supporters to confront a possible invasion of country for its oil.
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